Monday, March 27, 2006

What Iraqi Government?

Does anyone find this exchange as disturbing as I do?
Q Could the Iraqi government's version of events be very different?

MR. McCLELLAN: I don't know what you're referring to when you say, "Iraqi government." I don't know what you're referring to there.

Q Well, there are statements from the U.S. saying it wasn't a mosque, and the Iraqis --

MR. McCLELLAN: That's right. And the military statement that was put out said that this was a special -- Iraqi special operations forces that was involved in this, and the United States was simply providing an advisory and supporting role.
So, the WMD bait and switch is getting more complicated and the reasons for us being in Iraq are what Scott? I thought we are now all about installing a viable democratic government. What do you mean you don't know what the reporter is refering to?

Oh, and simply becuase we were "providing a supporting role" in tearing apart a mosque do you think the Arab world is going to forgive us for it? Shit.

1 comment:

Neil Shakespeare said...

I loved the bit where the U.S. military spokesmen said although the Iraqis claim it was a mosque, it was clearly a community center. "I think it's just a matter of perception." So, the next time a gunman bursts into the First Lutheran Church in the middle of communion and starts blasting away...